A Saturday evening traffic stop for speeding turned into a drug bust for Fairbanks-based troopers according to a Monday trooper dispatch.
Troopers pulled over a northbound vehicle on the Parks Highway at 6:11 pm on Monday evening and contacted the driver, who was found to be on Federal probation and a search of the vehicle was carried out.
As a result of the search, a package containing 1.6 pounds of uncut cocaine was located at the feet of passenger, 26-year-old Xavier Thompson Bido.
Both the driver and his passenger were arrested and the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit were called in to assist in the investigation. As a result, Bido was charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance III. He was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center to await arraignment.
This was the second substantial bust in as many days. The day prior, a local Fairbanks shipping company informed the SDEU of a package they suspected contained heroin being shipped from Oregon to a Fairbanks address.
The substance tested positive as heroin and weighed 19.5 grams.
The recipient of the package was contacted by Fairbanks SDEU after a controlled delivery was made.
Arrested were “David Adam Casanova (34 of Oregon), Ashley Kristine Service (31 of Oregon), and Donald Troy Nelson (22 of Fairbanks) on Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree,” troopers reported.
All three were remanded to FCC.
Troopers estimate the street value of the heroin to be $9,000.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adsense-responsive”]